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The Centre for Teaching and Learning (KE.DI.MA.) hosts a number of educational seminars and workshops for UCY teaching staff. These activities fall within the categories below and have arisen as per decisions taken by UCY Authorities. All activities are part of the University of Cyprus Policy for Quality Assurance in Teaching and specifically of Area II which refers to initial training and ongoing faculty professional development:

(1) Orientation & Induction Programme for new teaching staff: The programmes are offered at the beginning of each academic year and include presentations by UCY Administration Services and introduction to teaching seminars.

(2) Workshops & Seminars for instructors: In every academic year, KE.DI.MA. organises educational workshops and seminars on general or specialised topics.

(3) Promotion of e-Learning: At the end of 2004, the Senate of the University of Cyprus approved a policy (in Greek) for the active promotion of e-Learning at UCY. KE.DI.MA. will assume an active role in incorporating eLearning by organising workshops and demonstrations on how eLearning tools available at UCY may be used (e.g. Blackboard, Turnitin). Similar workshops will also be offered to students.


Material relevant to the above can be found here:

Databases / Electronic Sources

Useful Links for instructors

Material from Educational Programmes for Instructors

Useful materials (in Greek) from the Human Resources Services and the Academic Staff Manual (in Greek).


Online Registration for current events 
This webpage is updated frequently and further information is posted closer to the date of each event.
*Please note that some of the information on these activities is available only on the Greek version of this website.

FREE ONLINE SEMINAR - TAKE YOUR TEACHING ONLINE - You can download the material here: Part-1 and Part 2
UPCOMING: Schedule of events for the new academic year 2020-21 - At this stage, you may register for any of the events below and you will be kept informed of further details as they become available


You can download the Preliminary Programme (in Greek) for the Orientation & Induction of new academic staff:

  • Day 1 - Monday 31 August 2020, 15:00-19:30: Welcome to the University of Cyprus
  • Day 2 - Tuesday 1 September 2020, 09:00-17:30: Presntations by UCY Administrative Services
  • Day 3 - Wednesday 2 September 2020, 09:00-17:00: Useful tools and services at UCY
Indicative list of workshops to follow - open to all academics at UCY:
9 September 2020
Office 365 Tools (IT Infrastructure Service)
 16 September 2020
First Aid Seminar (Medical School)
23 September 2020
Library tools for teaching staff:
Part A: Resources and subscriptions.
Part B: Research tools (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar)
 30 September 2020
Advanced level for Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
Panopto video portal (IT Infrastructure Service)
 7 October 2020
From writing to submitting a research proposal
(Research Support Service) 


Workshops for instuctors, Fall Semester 2019-2020-open to all teaching staff: 

Location: Computer Lab No:004, Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"

4 September 2019
Office 365 tools (IT  Infrastructure Service)
11 September 2019
Advanced level for Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
18 September 2019
Libraby tools for teaching staff:
Part Α: Resources and subscriptions.
Part Β: Research tools (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar)
Workshop: Supporting quality teaching: Designing to use data to improve and develop teaching and learning - In this workshop, we will address the question of using data to inform teaching and learning. In the contemporary learning context, data is increasingly available to show how learners are engaging with content, each other and the lecturer/teacher. These interactions may be in a digital space, such as a learning management system, or they may be in the face-to-face classroom. As an increasing number of digital tools, different kinds of tasks and change initiatives enter into the learning and teaching space, it becomes important to understand and assess what is happening through reflective practice. Workshop participants will consider questions that may be asked in the learning environment, data available, how to design learning to use data and how results may be interpreted. To do this, the group will work as an interdisciplinary team to consider these aspects of reflective practice from a range of perspectives and experience. Expected outcomes from the workshop are a plan for designing for data use and analysis to support reflective practice in participants' current teaching.
Facilitator: Ass. Prof. Sarah K. Howard, School of Education, Faculty of Social Science, University of Wollongong, Australia
Date: 23 October 2019, 09:00-12:00
Location: Computer Lab No:004, Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"


10th Orientation & Induction Programme for new teaching staff 2019-20
The Centre for Teaching and Learning is organising a three-day induction programme for new academic staff. 
Please download the programme and register online .
1st Day - Wednesday 28 August 2019:  Room 016 (ground floor), Common Teaching Facilities-02 (ΧΩΔ-02), UCY Campus.
08:45-09:00 Registrations and coffee – meet the trainer: Dr. Lisa Hayes, Academic Developer, Plymouth University, UK.
09:00-12:30 Session 1 – Introduction to teaching for new academic staff: 
  • A – Learning Theories & Teaching Approaches: This session will enable participants to consider and discuss a range of learning theories (including behaviourist, cognitive and constructivist, social and situated, Humanistic and self).   The session will then lead on to presenting practical strategies that teachers can use in class to support these learning theories (active learning, group work, snowball, case studies).
  • B – Developing Lessons and Schemes of Work: This session will present the principles of constructive alignment and allow the participants to access tools to use when planning a session, or series of sessions.
  • C – Presentation Skills: This session will introduce the 7 Steps to Perfect Presentations, and will involve a short micro-presentation from each participant to a small group of peers, with constructive feedback
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch break - Restaurant A. Zorbas Catering Ltd – ground floor Social Facilities Centre-01 (ΚΟΔ01), UCY Campus
    13:30-16:30 Session 2 – Using Technology to support Learning:
  • A – Supporting Student Engagement  – using automated response tools and other technologies to support student engagement (e.g. Padlet, Mentimeter, Poll Anywhere)
  • B – Flipping the Classroom – theories of flipped learning and ideas for approaches and strategies using technology that support a flipped approach
  • C – Using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) effectively, principles and examples of best practice in using a VLE to support student learning 
  • 16:30-17:30 IT Tools & Services - (IT  Infrastructure Service): 
  • Email, VPN, Wireless, purchases process, use of IT equipment for teaching, IT labs
    2nd Day - Thursday 29 August 2019: Room 016 (ground floor), Common Teaching Facilities-02 (ΧΩΔ-02), UCY Campus.
    Academic staff manual (Human Resources Services):         
  • Tenure track
  • Research grants
  • Medical coverage 
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
    Professional development (Prof. Phoevos Panagiotidis, Chair Dept. of English Studies):      
  • Service balancing         
  • Academic advisors
  • 12:00-13:00
    Continuous student assessment (Prof. Christos Xenophontos, Dept. of  Mathematics and Statistics):
  • Student evaluation: case studies, papers, examinations
  • Grades
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch break - Restaurant A. Zorbas Catering Ltd – ground floor Social Facilities Centre-01 (ΚΟΔ01), UCY Campus
    Visits to Departments 
  • Getting to know the Department, introduction to colleagues
  • Process for creating new courses
    3rd Day - Friday 30 August 2019: Location: Computer Lab No:005, Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou.
    09:00-10:00 Filing system ERMIS (Information Applications Service)
    10:00-13:00 Introduction to Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
    13:00-14:00 Lunch break - Restaurant A. Zorbas Catering Ltd – ground floor Social Facilities Centre-01 (ΚΟΔ01), UCY Campus
    14:00-16:00 Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou", Library services and guided tour
    Mental Health Centre (Department of Psychololgy) 
    Room 007 (ground floor), Common Teaching Facilities-02 (ΧΩΔ-02), UCY Campus.
    18:00-19:30 Reception-Cocktail-“Tent” of the University House Anastasios G. Leventis

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